Gold pin

East Greek

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Straight pins were used to hold garments together. Since Greek clothing was not sewn, straight pins and fibulae (safety pins) served to fasten a garment at the shoulders, the sleeves, over the chest, and at other critical points.

Gold pin, Gold, East Greek

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